Photo: The Brooklyn Bridge


It is conceivable that millions of words have been written and spoken about New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge since it was first mooted for construction during the 1860s. So many words in fact, that there is little, or nothing new I can possibly add to the thousands of books and articles already in circulation. I would venture to say though, that no visit to New York City is complete without at least going to look at the bridge.

If time allows, a walk across the bridge (in either direction), is highly recommended. My personal preference is to walk from Manhattan over the bridge to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade from where some of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline are to be enjoyed.

Better yet, if you time your visit for late afternoon/early evening (my favorite hours), you are sure to be treated with a wonderful panorama of lights and shadows playing out across the skyline and East River as the sun slowly sets behind the towering skyscrapers of lower Manhattan.

Yes, I know, I know…it’s a cliché, but the term ‘magical’ is entirely appropriate.

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About Jim Lesses

Jim Lesses is a semi-retired Australian musician, blogger and photographer trying to live up to his personal motto: Love The Life You Live, by travelling on extended journeys as often and for as long as he can. As a solo traveller, Jim has taken himself on two round the world trips since 2008, and is planning his next journey for 2012.
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